We Are No Longer in France

We Are No Longer in France Communists in Colonial Algeria - Studies in Imperialism

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Synopsis

This book recovers the lost history of colonial Algeria's communist movement. Meticulously researched - and the only English-language book on the Parti Communiste Alg�rien - it explores communism's complex relationship with Algerian nationalism. During international crises, such as the Popular Front and Second World War years, the PCA remained close to its French counterpart, but as the national liberation struggle intensified, the PCA's concern with political and social justice attracted growing numbers of Muslims. When the Front de Lib�ration Nationale launched armed struggle in November 1954, the PCA maintained its organisational autonomy - despite FLN pressure. They participated fully in the national liberation war, facing the French state's wrath. Independence saw two conflicting socialist visions, with the PCA's incorporated political pluralism and class struggle on the one hand, and the FLN demand for a one-party socialist state on the other. The PCA's pluralist vision was shattered when it was banned by the one-party state in November 1962. This book is of particular interest to students and scholars of Algerian history, French colonial history and communist history.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526106759
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 320.5320965
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 328
Weight: 542g
Height: 156mm
Width: 233mm
Spine width: 26mm